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Residential Counselor I/II, Denver, CO


Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Denver, CO
Date Job Posted: July 16, 2021
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Mental Health Center of Denver

Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to children, families and adults.

Top Workplace

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post eight years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

Our benefits

Our generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free RTD EcoPass (bus/light rail)

We are currently recruiting the following key position

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Residential Counselor I/II - Pool Worker (several openings)

EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:

STARTING SALARY:

RC I - $17/hr. (pursuing Bachelor’s)

RCII - $19/hr (Bachelor's obtained)

Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

STATUS: Temporary – Variable Hours (Typically up to 24 hours per week)

POSITION SUMMARY: Work variable hours in the residential temporary pool to facilitate a variety of activities of daily living (ADLs) needed for the people we serve to become more self-sufficient and move toward recovery. Additionally, this position facilitates group therapy, manages intakes/discharges, monitor medications, create a safe environment for the people we serve, helps coordinate treatment, and advocates for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Responsible for direct service care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individual psychotherapy with consumers to provide support and insight.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions within the house.
  • Coordinate clinical care with case management services and other services both inside and outside of MHCD.
  • Assess the people we serve throughout the workday, and provide appropriate interventions.
  • Encourage, support, and train consumers in activities of daily living (ADLs) - teaching consumers about hygiene, help make appointments, show how to do household duties/chores, such as cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • As part of a multi-disciplinary system, help facilitate the treatment and continuity of clinical care.
  • Complete intake and discharge tasks for consumers being place in the house as new residents or moving out of the house.
  • Maintain household safety in regards to a variety of household chores and activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry.
  • Document all significant interactions toward recovery and continuity of care.
  • Complete necessary clinical documentation, such as the daily log, consumer record, and medication records.
  • Respond to consumer and building emergencies, and facilitate appropriate interventions. In emergency situations, contact other residential staff, your supervisor, or other clinicians when needed.
  • Advocate for acceptance and integration of individuals with mental illness within the neighborhood and community in which they live.
  • Required to attend scheduled team meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

RC I: Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field.

RCII: Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • QMAP (Qualified Medication Administration Person)
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Physical and TB required. (must be completed prior to hire, and maintained during employment)

EXPERIENCE: One year of mental health experience or in related field preferred. Must be 20 yrs. of age to apply.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and clinical skills:
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Attention to detail in regard to clinical information.
  • Must have a clear understanding of personal boundaries and be confident and self-assured in a variety of situations.
  • Have the ability to de-escalate tense situations, and remain calm.
  • Possess a high level of energy, with a positive and creative attitude.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computer, telephone, facsimile, grocery apps, MS Office, and other machines & software found in a residential facility.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending, lifting. Must be able to perform a variety of household tasks, climb stairs, move throughout the house, and quickly respond to emergencies. May require lifting 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must meet qualifications under Chapter 7 of the Residential Care Facilities - Mentally Ill requirements. Shift work and/or weekend work is required. Certain programs may require a Class "S" driver's license.

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